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 Posted: Sun Oct 4th, 2009 08:28 pm
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Time for the next kit this time its the wills coaching Inn this kit is more involved than the last 2 same type of construction but a bit more fiddly.

Heres the result of an afternoon of cutting parts to size and cutting out openings.




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 Posted: Sun Oct 4th, 2009 09:19 pm
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Let me understand this correctly, Brian, as I have never had any experience of Wills kits...

The "kit" includes the styrene sheet (brick wall) and you have to cut the walls, roof, chimney and other stuff yourself.



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Answering for Brian, yes - I consider them the best of our kits.
Sometimes 'old stock' can turn brittle though and shatters under the knife!
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Tim

what DD says is correct you get standard size sheets and you cut all walls roofs and other bits to the correct sizes for the parts needed and of course you have to cut out all the window and door openings aswell

And as DD mentioned you have to mitre all the corners to make them match

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Thanks Brian and DD! Once my modelling area and layout are installed in their new "home" I might have to look out for a Wills kit or two;-)

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These kits come with a set of plans but their very nature means you can customise them to your own needs and desires.

The Wills materials are very good for their appearance but are a right royal pain to cut.



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It is only the Craftsman series that you need to do this on Tim, the other Wills kits all come ready cut.  The benefit of the Craftsman series is you can easily vary what you are making and there is usually quite a lot left over for other projects as well.

I bet your fingers were numb after all that cutting Brian!

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Here's one I adapted from this kit.
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Not intending to hijack your thread, Brian, but it gives an idea of what the thing might look like.
It has quite a large footprint so the space needed to accommodate it needs to be pre-planned.

I expect there are threads on cutting this stuff.
I think I've tried most methods.
Top tip: Keep elastoplast handy!



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Yep! Keep lots of fresh knife blades handy too. I tried the score and snap method but it doesn't work well at all with the Wills material.

I have the same kit awaiting building here. I think I'll have to toughen up my fingers first! :mutley



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As much as possible i try to use a large stanley utility knife and an  exacto one for finer bits.

I found with the first wills kit i did purely with the exacto my hands were well aching after doing that but with the larger knife it is a lot better.

cheers Brian

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Brian,
       looking at all the bits of walling you've cut all laid out,it looks like a really complex build.Looking forward to seeing all those bits become a building!

Cheers,John.B.:thumbs

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I don't consider myself an expert modeler but when I  built one of kits I amazed myself at what even I  achieved and I have since customised and even scratch built buildings!



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I have had past experience with the Wills materials, mostly for smaller bits and add-ons, but scratchbuilding the garage below using the Alphagraphix card kit as the basis. The garage includes Wills brick, corrugated asbestos and tiles. The principle is very similar to the Craftsman kits. That's probably why i still haven't built the coaching inn myself ... yet!  :mutley

 





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Looks good Jeff and totally unique to your layout.:doublethumb



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A photo to show a lot of the chopped up bits now glued into the rough outline shape of the building




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Looking good Brian, I'm just sitting here waiting for the next post.

Wayne

PS: Can't wait to get back to doing some scratch building myself. Your giving me the itch again!



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Little tips Brian:

(As the Bishop said to the Actress - not that her name was Brian) ...

The little lean-to on the front of the building looked out of keeping to me and I made my own.
It's worth sourcing enough 'stone' surrounds for all of the windows as it takes away that raw look of cut plastic.



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